Mayday call from Bayliner near the Mewstone

Launch No: 106
Tuesday, 12 April 2011
Location: Off Scabbacombe Head. Start Bay
Photo: Andy Kyle
Bayliner towed in for second time with engine problems

A 9 metre Bayliner, sent out a Mayday alert when within 300 metres of the east side of the Mewstone. When found the boat was off Scabbacombe Head further to the east. The engine had failed due to fuel problems. The boat, with two on board, was towed to the visitors pontoon in Dartmouth. This was the same craft that had been towed in after a similar problem on 10 February 2011. Whilst involved with mooring this craft a second call was received..

Time

Request Received 1:50pm
Time at incident 1 hour, 20 minutes

Conditions

Sea/River State Smooth
Wind Direction South
Wind Strength 5 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Tony Chapman (Helm)
Lee Darch
Haydn Glanvill

Shore Crew

Jerry Gilby (Tractor Driver)

Station address

RNLI Dart Lifeboat Station
Coronation Park
North Embankment
Dartmouth
Devon TQ6 9RR

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